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[Resident Brian Gould (top) protests against the installation of Irish Water meters in Ashbrook Heights, Togher, Cork city, as gardaí arrive at the estate this morning]

Member of the Ballyphehane and South Parish Anti Water and Property Tax group started to block Irish Water contractors from carrying out their water meter installation work at around 9.30am yesterday morning, while some of the estate’s residents parked their cars over the stop-cock valves outside their homes to stop the installation work.

Eoin English, of the Irish Examiner, reports this morning that the gardaí arrived around noon and the work resumed some time later.

However, this morning both the Irish Water contractors and the protesters have returned to the estate with gardaí warning the protesters this morning that they face arrest if they continue to block the contractors.

Stand-off as Cork residents vow to continue Irish Water protests (Eoin English, Irish Examiner)

Pics: Eoin English

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